SEA PEACE RURAL MASTERPLAN
The Master Plan for this 120 acre property on the outskirts of Byron Bay was significantly affected by deforestation and over run by every weed species typical in the area. The site would have originally been completely forested with semi-tropical rainforest, however , in modern times almost entirely denuded of vegetation to provide cattle pasture, so typical in this region.
The Master plan designated areas for repair and re-forestation, concentrating initially on the replanting of the many gullies and then broadening out to the hill slope areas. Concentrating initially on low lying areas and working up toward the ridge that borders the property.
As the client was amenable to exotic plantings the site was divided into zones, encouraging and utilizing microclimates to allow for the vast selection of exotic and rare species as well as nominate extensive areas for endemic vegetative plantings.
A series of dams and water features were created throughout the property, primarily as water access for garden establishment as well as design interest and wildlife habitat.
This garden was featured in PLANTING DREAMS, GRAND GARDEN DESIGNS
a photographic exhibition of contemporary garden design at the STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
Location Ewingsdale NSW